Platform economy database

Eurofound’s platform economy database provides information on publications, articles, court cases, initiatives and other outputs related to platform work, or those forms of work that are organised and mediated through online platforms (websites and apps). This resource provides metadata for each entry, such as the name of the author, year of publication, whether it concerns an open access or subscription-based material, a brief description of the content and where available a web link to a source from which eligible users may access content.

In the study of interest representation, the field of observation of labour law has traditionally turned to trade union organisations. The traditional partition of the discipline (including the right to form a union) and the pre-eminent...

Italy’s parliament has approved new legislation giving protection to self-employed workers and regulating ICT-based mobile work. Employer organisations have generally welcomed it, but unions criticise the legislation for its weak...

In mid-2018 the Bologna city council negotiated a “Bill of Fundamental Rights of Digital Workers in the Urban Context” with Riders Union Bologna collective. The bill includes right to insurance, to organize, and to be paid hourly...

The essay analyzes the different ways of organizing the digital workers' union. The digital economy has accelerated the process of fragmentation of work and has weakened traditional forms of collective representation. But at the same...

21 February 2017 - How collective bargaining can help gig and on-demand workers.

30 July 2018 - On July 8 and 15, the Parisian deliverymen of the CLAP (Collectif des livreurs autonomes de Paris) as well as other collectives in Nantes and Bordeaux called for a « massive disconnection », the dates chosen being the...

This article presents the first ever findings regarding collective organisation among Southeast Asian and Sub-Saharan African online freelancers. Previous research is limited to either conventional freelancers or 'microworkers' who do...

Via a non-exhaustive mapping of various examples in Western European countries, this Working Paper explores to what extent the collective representation and voice of digital platform workers are being shaped by current dynamics in the...

This project investigates issues of new autonomous workers in the advanced tertiary sector in Europe and of their collective representation is thoroughly investigated.The aim is to map the roles of representative organisations,...

This paper examines challenges to freedom of association and the effective recognition of the right to collective bargaining for workers in the gig economy, and explores the broad range of strategies that gig-economy workers are using...

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